Tag Archives: 2008

Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne NV, Merfy, (Reims) Champagne

Chartogne-Taillot is a father-son operation is located in the village of Merfy, north-west of Reims, with just 12 hectares of vineyard in Merfy and the adjacent villages. The soils in this region are mixed layers of sand and clay, a contrast … Continue reading

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Telmo Rodriguez MR Moscatel 2008, Malaga, Spain

The 2008 MR is 100% Moscatel from vineyards at 900m altitude cut into very steep, schist rock slopes. The fruit is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. Clear, lemon and sunflower gold colour, it has a fabulous feminine bouquet of … Continue reading

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Anne Gros La Ciaude Minervois 2008, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Gros family name is famous in Burgundy and synonymous with Vosne-Romanee. But if you can’t justify forking over $500 for Anne Gros’ exquisite Echezeaux Grand Crus, then more reachable would be her Minervois labels. Anne Gros and her husband Jean-Paul Tollot have … Continue reading

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Man O War Dreadnought Syrah 2008, Waiheke Island, NZ

AUD$46 from PWS. The current vintage is 2010, and this is one of the bottles I had kept aside. Intense black ruby purple colour. A developing forward nose that is ripe with blackberries, mulberries and earthy spice. Dry, med+ – … Continue reading

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Larry Cherubino Ad Hoc Mix Master Merlot Shiraz blend 2008, Western Australia

AUD$17. This is a Merlot Shiraz blend with fruit from Pemberton and Frankland river. The wine was matured for 11 months in new and used French oak. Intense ruby-crimson colour. A lifted, youthful nose of blackcurrant and raspberry coulis,  red … Continue reading

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